March 2017 Android security update now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

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Google has released its March 2017 Android security patches for its most recent Nexus devices and the Google Pixel. If you own one of the smartphones in the list below, you’ll now be able to download the factory images and the over-the-air (OTA) files directly from Google.

Similar to past security updates the security update cutoff is the Nexus 9 tablet. Here’s a full list of factory image downloads for Pixel and Nexus devices currently running Android 7.1.1 Nougat:

All of the security fixes in the latest security update can be found here.

The most significant fix in the update allowed hackers to execute remote code via email, web browsing and MMS when the phone processes media files.

Google says that there have been no examples of this exploit being used in the wild, but that the flaw has been patched.

Source: Google